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Federal Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan Affirms Re-election of Sen. Jim Brewster

Common Cause calls on our elected officials to demonstrate the type of leadership that will reinstill confidence in our democracy. Pennsylvanians deserve nothing less. Jim Brewster was chosen by his constituents to represent them. Common Cause Pennsylvania urges the Senate to immediately seat him.

Voting & Elections 11.3.2020

With Voting Finished, Days-long Tabulation Process Begins

Polls have closed and voting may be finished, but tabulation of all the votes cast in the 2020 general election could take several days because of the high number of mail-in ballots, according to the nonpartisan Pennsylvania Election Protection Coalition.

Voting & Elections 10.19.2020

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Pennsylvania Election Case, Leaving Later Mail Ballot Deadline Intact

"Our democracy is stronger when every vote – whether it is cast in person or by mail – is counted. Today’s decision is a win for voters and for our democracy. But it’s important to know that by extending the deadline to receive voted mail in ballots, we will need to be even more patient in waiting for the results. It’s important that every single vote is counted as long as it is received by the deadline."

Voting & Elections 10.10.2020

Federal Court Blocks Trump Campaign Efforts to Remove Ballot Drop Boxes in Pennsylvania

"Today’s decision is a ‘win’ for voters — and for a government ‘by the people’ — because it ensures Pennsylvania’s voters have clear choices about how to vote during this pandemic. People will be able to vote in-person on Election Day, vote-by-mail, or deposit their voted ballot in a drop box...."

Voting & Elections 10.7.2020

Voting Rights Groups Join Pennsylvania Supreme Court Action to Protect Mail Ballots from Rejection on Unauthorized Grounds

Common Cause Pennsylvania and other voting rights groups today filed an answer in state Supreme Court supporting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar’s application to prevent mail ballots from being rejected solely on the basis of a perceived signature inconsistency.

Voting & Elections 09.25.2020

Pennsylvania’s ‘Election Protection 2020’ Launched

The Pennsylvania Election Protection Coalition announces the launch of Election Protection 2020, a nonpartisan effort to ensure that every eligible voter can vote and that counties have the tools and policies in place to ensure that the Keystone State experiences a smooth election in November. 

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